When it comes to big plays, nobody beats John Martin. That is why when his total of the year came out, those subscribers to his bowl picks were ready to pounce. Take a look at why he liked the OVER so much in the 2009 Liberty Bowl.
5 Unit 2009 Bowl TOTAL OF THE YEAR on E. Carolina/Kentucky O 41.5
I love the OVER in the Liberty Bowl between East Carolina and Kentucky. East Carolina scores a respectable 23.8 points per game and Kentucky scores a respectable 22.4 points per game in the tough SEC. East Carolina is playing their best offensive football of the season to end the year, scoring 53 points against UTEP and 27 points against Tulsa for an average of 40 points/game over their final 2 games. Kentucky put up 38 points against Georgia, 24 points against Vandy and then only 10 points against a Tennessee team that was playing very inspired defense in trying to get head coach Phil Fulmer a win to end his career as a Volunteer. But this Wildcat defense is hemorrhaging points, giving up 33.7 points/game over their last 3. The OVER is 4-1 in East Carolina’s last 5 non-conference games, and the OVER is 4-0 in Wildcats last 4 vs. a team with a winning record. With both offenses playing their best football right now, and both defenses giving up a ton of points, I’ll side with the OVER as we only have to see 6 total TD’s in this game to get the win. I see at least 8 total TD’s in a shootout in the Liberty Bowl. Cash in with the OVER 41 points.